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Louisiana House of Representatives passes controversial free speech bill

The Louisiana House recently passed a free speech bill over concerns that controversial guests wouldn’t be allowed to speak at the state's public university campuses.

Boustany sues Simon & Shuster over prostitution allegations

LAFAYETTE — Republican John Kennedy emerged from the crowded primary for the Senate seat left vacant by departing Republican David Vitter with advantages over Democrat Foster Campbell as they head into the Dec. 10 runoff.

Debate controversy shows need to alter admissions criteria, level the playing field

BATON ROUGE - On the evening of Oct. 18, five candidates running for the U.S. Senate met at Louisiana Tech University for a debate. The other 19 candidates were forced to watch from home, because they did not meet the criteria for admission.

Former Tulane professor continues 20-year fight against judge

NEW ORLEANS -- More than 20 years after Carol Bernofsky first filed suit for wrongful dismissal from his job as a biochemistry professor, he is still fighting what he believes is a grave injustice.

Senate hopeful Hebert fails to meet debate requirements, files injunction

NEW ORLEANS — Former state alcohol and tobacco control commissioner Troy Hebert, who is running for the Senate, asked a judge to force Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) include him in an upcoming debate despite his failure to meet participation requirements.

Senate resolution that approved closure of Huey P. Long Medical Center deemed null and void

BATON ROUGE – A state Senate resolution that was partially responsible for the June 30, 2014 closure of the Huey P. Long Medical Center in Pineville was recently deemed “null and void” by a judge in the 19th Judicial District Court.

H.B. 146 encourages mentors to participate in Re-entry Courts

BATON ROUGE—House Bill 146 is one of a number of measures introduced in the Louisiana State Legislature this session that are meant to eliminate obstacles for convicted felons re-entering society after offense.

Equal pay bill may have trouble clearing Louisiana House

BATON ROUGE – Although hardly anyone would argue against men and women earning equal pay, a new bill by state Sen. JP Morrell (D-Dist. 3) met opposition by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and other state senators earlier this year.

City disputes contents of white paper on World Trade Center dispute given to Senate

NEW ORLEANS – The city of New Orleans and other defendants in litigation brought by a company that lost its bid to develop the former World Trade Center dispute the contents of a white paper an attorney for the company provided to members of a state Senate committee.

Bill that could cost Two Canal Street Investors millions passes Senate, moves to House

NEW ORLEANS – Legislation that could cost the losing bidder suing the city of New Orleans over the former World Trade Center development millions of dollars almost unanimously passed the state Senate earlier this week and is now in the House, over the objections of the losing bidder.

Proposed legislation could cost Two Canal Street Investors millions

BATON ROUGE – The state senator who introduced a bill that could cost the losing bidder suing the city over the former World Trade Center development millions of dollars said in an interview he is holding out hope for the legislation.